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This week the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the political corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell. What does the decision mean for politicians, and the public, moving forward?McDonnell received more than $175,000 in loans and gifts — including a Rolex watch, vacations and partial payment of his daughter’s wedding reception from a Richmond businessman.

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM

In 1903, Zeo Zoe Wilkins lied about her age and got herself admitted to the American School of Osteopathy at Kirksville, when she was just 17. She made decent grades, but what she really had her sights set on was meeting a wealthy man.

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM

A while back, John and I went camping with Zach, Becca, Mack and Macy at our family's hunting camp, which just happens to be one of the most beautiful and peaceful places on earth.

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 10:44 AM

“The U.S. knows it could not ask for a better friend and ally than the United Kingdom.”

Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 11:33 AM

I hate pro-life legislation.Simple logic leads me to be pro life. If nothing happens to that fertilized egg cell, it becomes a child.

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Summer is here and so is the hot weather, but nothing we haven't dealt with before. I hope all of you have a safe and blessed summer.

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 1:26 PM

According to Washington’s political pundits Donald Trump’s rise is a history making event that will change American politics and the Republican Party. To his backers he is the answer to “politics as usual,” that has failed the middle class and the...

Updated Jun 26, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Burlesque dancer Sally Rand was born Helen Gould Beck in 1904 in Elkton, Hickory County, Missouri.When Sally was a toddler, the family moved to Kansas City, where she got her first job in show business at age 13 as a chorus girl.

Updated Jun 26, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Scam phone calls are nothing new, but unfortunately, consumers still are sometimes tricked into believing them.

Updated Jun 26, 2016 at 1:30 PM

One afternoon almost 10 years ago, I answered the phone to hear, “Hello, this is Debbie _____ from Lifetime TV. May I please speak to Darla Noble?”

Updated Jun 26, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Seven years ago, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed me to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. It has been a wonderful experience. I will be forever grateful to the governor (and to the Senate who confirmed me) for the opportunity to work with...

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